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  • His favourite word is senate.

NDP MP for Winnipeg Centre (Manitoba)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 53.70% of the vote.

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I thank the House for this opportunity to recognize and pay tribute to my colleague from Sherbrooke for an enlightening speech. There is one ...

Three days ago

Didn't vote on Vote #317 on Bill C-579 Reduce the effects of urban heat islands on the health of Canadians

Didn't vote on Vote #316 That the Standing Orders of the House of Commons be amended: ( a) to add the following after ...

Didn't vote on Vote #315 That the House call on the government to ( a) immediately present an Economic and Fiscal Update to ...

Didn't vote on Vote #314 on Bill C-44 Amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts

Didn't vote on Vote #313 on Bill C-44 Amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts

This week

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper With regard to the government and the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB): (a) the 2011-12 Annual Report states that expenses were “offset by $177.3 million in government ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Parties to lose per-vote subsidy permanently April 1, Liberals now support ... The NDP and smaller parties are wincing at the loss of regular quarterly payments based on the vote results of each past federal election, though NDP MP Pat Martin (Winnipeg Centre, Man.) says the democratic principle of public support for all political ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Prince Albert Daily Herald Hoback defends feds' Canadian Wheat Board decision The feds' rejection of a Canadian farmer-led bid to take over the Canadian Wheat Board left Winnipeg Centre MP Pat Martin asking if Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has “lost his freaking mind.” Taking a more measured approach, Prince Albert MP Randy ...

Mentioned by Prince Albert Daily Herald Hoback defends feds' Canadian Wheat Board decision The feds' rejection of a Canadian farmer-led bid to take over the Canadian Wheat Board left Winnipeg Centre MP Pat Martin asking if Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has “lost his freaking mind.” Taking a more measured approach, Prince Albert MP Randy ...

Mentioned by UkrAgroConsult The Canadian Wheat Board's harvest of rumours 'Mr. Speaker,” asked NDP MP Pat Martin in the House of Commons on Wednesday, “has the minister lost his freaking mind?” It wasn't an entirely rhetorical question. The target was Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz; the cause of the alleged diminishment of ...

Spoke in the House on Agriculture and Agri-Food Them's the rules, Mr. Speaker. His priority seems to be finding a cushy patronage job for none other than Sylvie Cloutier, a well-known Conservative organizer, whose ...

Mentioned by Winnipeg Sun Ouellette to run for Liberals in Winnipeg Centre The riding is held by longtime NDP MP Pat Martin, who has represented the riding since 1997. Ouellette said he has been in discussion with multiple parties, both provincially and federally, but decided on the Liberals after meeting their leader, Justin Trudeau, ...

Mentioned by The Globe and Mail The Canadian Wheat Board's harvest of rumours 'Mr. Speaker,” asked NDP MP Pat Martin in the House of Commons on Wednesday, “has the minister lost his freaking mind?” It wasn't an entirely rhetorical question. The target was Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz; the cause of the alleged diminishment of ...

Spoke in the House on Agriculture and Agri-Food Mr. Speaker, allow me to rephrase a question from yesterday. At first glance, we might think that it is completely crazy to give away all the ...

Spoke in the House on Agriculture and Agri-food Mr. Speaker, let us see if I understand the Conservatives' business plan for the Canadian Wheat Board. First, they take the largest and most successful grain ...

Spoke in the House on Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, I do not want to pop my colleague's bubble or anything, but I think he might be deluded as to the public's reaction and ...

Spoke in the House on Government Accountability Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives have systematically and deliberately undermined and eroded the notion of ministerial accountability until it is only a facsimile of what it was ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the sixth report of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Departmental Performance Reports for 2013-2014 and Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-2015: Vote 1b ... Welcome to our witnesses. I need to begin by saying, though, that as much as we appreciate and we benefit from the expertise around the table, ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Bill C-21, An Act to control the administrative burden that regulations impose ... They're all Conservatives. That is true, but it's not the answer I was looking for. The answer I was looking for, Minister, is that all of ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Programs and Activities of the Canadian General Standards Board Thank you. Mr. Gray, your last comment answered my first question in that there seemed to be a bit of a contradiction in the opening remarks. ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Supplementary Estimates (A) 2014-15: Vote 1a under TREASURY BOARD SECRETARIAT No, and it isn't fair to put you on the spot either, Bill. You're sent in here to explain and to defend a lot of this ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Study on the Government's Open Data Practices Maybe I can help Jay answer some of the questions with some statistics. The open data index is put together by independent data experts around the ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Study on the Government's Open Data Practices Thank you, Mr. Chair, and thank you very much, Mr. Pineau and Mr. Mallett. As tempted as I am to build right off from Mr. Mallett's ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Study on the Government's Open Data Practices, Main Estimates 2014-15: Vote 1 ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Madame Doucet. That was a helpful presentation, I think, because I'm not sure there's a clear understanding amongst MPs, and ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Main Estimates 2014-15: Vote 1 under CANADA SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE, Vote ... Thank you, Minister, for being here with us today. I think you'll agree, as our committee feels, it's very important that the minister come to speak ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-567 An Act to amend the Access to Information Act (transparency and duty to document)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-392 An Act to provide for the establishment of national standards for labour market training, apprenticeship and certification

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-391 An Act to amend the Currency Act and the Royal Canadian Mint Act (calling in of the cent)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-390 An Act to amend the Pest Control Products Act (prohibition of the use of chemical pesticides for certain purposes)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-303 An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (trans fatty acids)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-302 An Act respecting Louis Riel

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-301 An Act to amend the Access to Information Act (open government)